30 Rock (2006–2013)
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The Tuxedo Begins 

Liz gets tired of enforcing rules and good manners around the city, so she decides to break them herself. Meanwhile, Jack decides to run for mayor after he is mugged, and Jenna and Paul fear their relationship has reached normalcy.


John Riggi


Tina Fey (created by), Josh Siegal | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tina Fey ... Liz Lemon
Tracy Morgan ... Tracy Jordan
Jane Krakowski ... Jenna Maroney
Jack McBrayer ... Kenneth Parcell
Scott Adsit ... Pete Hornberger
Judah Friedlander ... Frank Rossitano (credit only)
Alec Baldwin ... Jack Donaghy
Katrina Bowden ... Cerie
Keith Powell ... Toofer (credit only)
Steve Buscemi ... Lenny Wosniak
Will Forte ... Paul
Andre Ward ... Daryl Weenus
Eric Ruffin ... Young Tracy
Hannibal Buress ... Hannibal
Sarah Schenkkan ... Young Girl


Fed up with New York City after being mugged, Jack sets out to protect the safety of the city's elite by announcing his run for mayor. Meanwhile, Liz revels in sacrificing the good of the city to look out for her own interests, and Jenna and Paul are thrilled by the perversion of acting like a normal couple. Written by NBC Publicity

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This episode parodies Batman movies, specifically Batman and The Dark Knight. Alec Baldwin's ex-wife, Kim Bassinger, starred as Batman/Bruce Wayne's love interest in Batman. Also, Tina Fey (Liz Lemon) is made to look like the Joker with her smudged lipstick, especially in the scene between her and Jack (approximately 15mins in) See more »


Liz Lemon: I am sick. Sick like a fox. I'm gonna clear out that whole theater and watch a sneak peak of "The Hunger Games" by myself. It'll be my greatest triumph. There's a Q & A afterwards with
[reads card]
Liz Lemon: Eh, the screenwriter? Bleh.
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References Batman Begins (2005) See more »

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Jack gets mugged. Liz begins to break all of the rules. Jenna and Paul are worried that their relationship is becoming too normal.
12 May 2014 | by marykate-fallonSee all my reviews

One of my favorite, if not my favorite episode. Hilarious, I did not stop laughing. Liz Lemon is the best character ever created.

Jack wants to be mayor and "police the police" because he feels that no one cares about rich people unless they are rich too.

Liz Lemon travels around the city as an old lady, terrifying people and using this as a way to not follow the rules.

Jack becomes a Batman like character and Liz becomes The Joker. They end up facing off on the roof, which is probably my favorite scene.

I think the funniest parts of this show are when Jack and Liz are going back and forth. 30 Rock will forever be my favorite show. Tina Fey = genius.

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16 February 2012 (USA) See more »

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